Russia has had 7 years to prepare for the 2014 Winter Olympics. Based on journalist tweets from that Russian city, they squandered that 7/10ths of a decade. Beyond these horror stories, ABC did a piece last night how roads and other infrastructure are still being built.
Pile this on top of security concerns and this is becoming a major embarrassment for Vladimir Putin. The brown tap water feels a lot more like the Soviet Union than it does "modern" Russia.